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noun spin pronunciation in British English /spɪn/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a quick turning movement round and round
    Give the wheel a spin.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the movement of a ball that turns round and round after it has been thrown or hit
      The ball had a lot of spin on it.
    2. b.
      [singular] the movement of an aircraft that turns as it falls with its front pointing towards the ground
      go into a spin: The plane suddenly went into a spin.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] informal a way of presenting information, especially a way that makes something seem good or less bad
    Not even the cleverest politician could put a positive spin on this.
  3. 3
    [countable] informal a short journey for pleasure in a car
    go for a spin: We’re going for a spin in Al’s new car.
    take a car for a spin: Why don’t you take the car for a spin?
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